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Microbiologist II & EHS Coordinator in Golden, Colorado at Phenomenex

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: PHE000693

About Us

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services and chemical reference standards accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. 

Selected by the Wall Street Journal as an "Exceptional Workplace," Phenomenex is defined by its passionate people, dynamic culture and distinctive ingenuity. These common characteristics unify the Phenomenex companies worldwide behind our mission "to promote the growth, prosperity and well-being of those we serve - our customers, our employees, and humanity.


Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The position will work with Management, the Microbiology Operations Group, and the Service Quality Group, to continuously monitor, evaluate, revise and improve work procedures, processes, and systems to ensure best practices that result in a safe work environment, improved productivity and the highest level of quality for manufactured products in our industry.

The individual in filling this role will be a champion for product quality in the organization, understand how the quality of our manufactured products impacts our customers and will ensure that product quality for all finished goods exceeds customer expectations.  For microbiology, the individual will be responsible for manufacturing and analytical verification of products, as well as data review and continuous improvement objectives associated with those products. For EH&S, the individual will be responsible for responding to incidents that impact Phenova employees and facilities during emergency situations, such as fire, chemical spill, and power outages. EH&S Coordinator proactively identifies safety issues and unsafe behaviors to management. They conduct inspections, monthly team meetings, maintain their safety related certifications and actively participate in drills. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assume a leadership role in utilizing DBS tools such as Daily Management, 5S, and PSP to continuously identify and take advantage of improvement opportunities
- Assume a leadership role in cross-training colleagues on manufacturing and analytical procedures to achieve a high level of competency in the manufacturing and analytical verification of all products
- Assume a leadership role in ensuring that production deadlines are met and that full lot folder review has been completed
- Be a regular, active participant in the QMS Team
- Master the manufacturing and analytical quality control procedure for each product
- Identify conditions that hinder the production and analytical verification of all products in a manner that is efficient, effective, and ensures the highest level of safety and quality
- Evaluate and continuously improve procedures to drive gains in productivity and product quality
- Ensure that work procedures and SOP’s are continuously updated to reflect best practices and that team members are following the work procedures properly and consistently
- Develop, validate, and implement new or improved analytical procedures for existing and newly developed products
- Develop and author new work procedures and SOP’s as new products are developed and commercialized
- Ensure interdepartmental communication related to changes or revisions in work procedures and SOP’s
- Understand and apply the company’s Quality System and ensure compliance with all quality system certifications and accreditations.  Assist in regular internal quality audits and external quality audits
- Perform routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation, tools, and supplies
- Be a technical resource for customers, accreditation agencies and sister companies as needed
- Make recommendations for the elimination or control of hazardous conditions and behaviors
- Provide leadership in incident management, scene stabilization, and evacuation procedures
- Lead the Safety Committee and team members to ensure a safe work environment and to monitor training requirements and adherence to safety policies
- Maintain a building/floor list of employees for roll call during evacuations
- Respond to fires and other disasters, as appropriate
- Coordinate personal and employee training to be able to provide First Aid and CPR to injured employees, before emergency agencies arrive
- Coordinate and participate in chemical/biological spill cleanup, as necessary
- Use hazard monitoring equipment and analyze results to determine response.
- Communicate with regulatory agencies, when appropriate
- Perform other emergency related duties as necessary
- Conduct monthly meeting with the Safety Committee
- Participate in additional activities and responsibilities as required

Job Requirements



Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- B.S. in Microbiology, Chemistry or related field and 5 + years laboratory experience
- Knowledge of microbiology characteristics and standard methods for the analysis of environmental samples
- Knowledge of the principles and practice of laboratory quality assurance and quality control
- Knowledge of laboratory safety practices and procedures
- Knowledge of computer based laboratory information management systems and data management and processing techniques
- Knowledge of emergency response procedures and protocols.
- Working knowledge of chemical hazards
- Must have good written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Completion of CPR and First Aid Training
- Excellent time management skills, work ethic, and positive attitude
- The ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the progress of the company

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.